The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq when his snatch Land Rover was blown up says the Ministry of Defence has a duty to protect soldiers from unnecessary harm in battle. Private Philip Hewett from Tamworth died in July 2005.
Susan Smith is among relatives of other soldiers appealing against an earlier court decision which said it was not for judges to determine the rights and wrongs of military decisions in war but a matter for military commanders and politicians.
That view was supported by the Ministry of Defence.
Families of soldiers killed in Iraq have been given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court to bring compensation claims against the Government.
The family of a Tamworth soldier killed in Iraq will find out on the 19th June if they can sue the government for compensation.
Britain's highest court will debate whether soldiers in battle have the right to life.